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Lake Arthur, PA

Popular Fish Species Lake Arthur, PA

Lake Arthur Popular Fish - Hybrid Striped Bass

Hybrid Striped Bass Fishing

Hybrid striped bass, also known as wipers, are a favorite of many locals and fishing guides at Lake Arthur, as they are plentiful and grow to bragging size. Fishing for hybrid stripers is a matter of locating schools of bait, and schools of hybrid striped bass is likely to be in the area. Fish finders improve your odds of locating both bait and wipers. Live bait is very very effective here, and these chubby fish can be caught year round.

Lake Arthur Popular Fish - Largemouth Bass

Largemouth Bass Fishing

Currently, largemouth bass are thriving in Lake Arthur due to excellent fisheries management and plenty of cover for both baitfish and bass. Fishing for largemouth bass is good virtually any time they are shallow - in spring, mornings in summer and during warmer fall afternoons. Use shallow crankbaits around rip rap, and around grass use worms, jigs, topwater and spinnerbaits. In deeper water, big worms, jigs and spoons are three good weapons. In winter, spend your time on deeper structure.

Lake Arthur Popular Fish - Channel Catfish

Channel Catfish Fishing

This year a healthy population of channel cats populate the waters of Lake Arthur and can be found all around the lake. Fishing for channel catfish is often productive around any kind of structure in the area. Road beds, creek channels and rocky points are all good places to begin. Use a slip sinker or Carolina rig with standard catfish baits.

Lake Arthur Fishing Video

Fish species to fish for...

Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, yellow perch, hybrid striped bass, muskie and northern pike at Lake Arthur in Pennsylvania.

Located within Moraine State Park, Lake Arthur is a 3,200-acre lake in the west-central part of the state. This warm-water fishery offers a nice variety of fish species. Crappie, bass, catfish and sunfish are all popular here, as are striped bass, muskellunge, walleye, and northern pike. The lake has multiple boat launch facilities, a marina, boat rental and fishing docks.

Nestled within Moraine State Park in Pennsylvania, Lake Arthur is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts seeking a diverse and rewarding angling experience. Spanning over 3,200 acres, this picturesque lake is home to a wide variety of fish species. Anglers flock to Lake Arthur for its abundant populations of largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappie, walleye, and muskellunge. Whether casting from the shoreline or venturing out on a boat, anglers can enjoy the thrill of reeling in trophy-sized fish while surrounded by the natural beauty of the lake.

Lake Arthur is also a haven for boating enthusiasts. With its expansive waters and well-maintained boat launches, it offers ample space for sailing, powerboating, and kayaking. Boaters can cruise along the lake, explore its many coves and inlets, and even participate in water sports like waterskiing or wakeboarding. The calm waters of Lake Arthur make it an ideal place for leisurely boating or adrenaline-pumping adventures. A maximum of 20 hp motors for boats makes this lake a tranquil place for fishing from shore or by boat. Bring your canoe, kayak, pontoon boat or fishing boat and find your own fishin' hole.

Camping is a popular activity at Moraine State Park, providing visitors with an opportunity to extend their stay and fully immerse themselves in the tranquility of the surroundings. The park offers several camping options, including RV-friendly campgrounds and tent-only sites. Whether one prefers a primitive camping experience or desires modern amenities, there is a suitable camping area available. Waking up to the sounds of nature and being just steps away from the lake allows campers to make the most of their time at Lake Arthur.

As visitors explore the lake, they can enjoy the picturesque landscapes that encompass Lake Arthur. Lush forests, rolling hills, and the sparkling waters create a serene and scenic backdrop for fishing, boating, and camping adventures. Nature lovers will appreciate the abundant wildlife and bird species that call the area home, adding to the overall allure of this natural oasis. With its fantastic fishing opportunities, water-based activities, and picturesque surroundings, Lake Arthur in Pennsylvania is a gem for outdoor enthusiasts seeking a memorable and impressive experience.

Fishing Boats For Rent In Pennsylvania

Primary fish species residing in Lake Arthur

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill Pumpkinseed Yellow Perch Striped bass Hybrid Striped Bass Muskie Northern pike

Lake Arthur Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: YES

Today's Weather & Forecast

Fishing Boat Rentals

Crescent Bay Boat Rental
Rentals: Fishing boats, kayaks, canoes and pontoon boats
724 368-9955


Davis Hollow Marina
N Shore Dr
Portersville, PA 16051
724 368-9346

Watts Bay Marina
N Shore Dr
Portersville, PA 16051
717 787-2869

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

528 Boat Ramp
Located just east of the Prospect Road bridge, on the north side of the lake, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and plenty of parking.

Bear Run Boat Ramp
This is a multi-lane, concrete ramp with docks and gravel parking for sixty vehicles with trailers. It is located just west of the Benjamin Franklin Highway bridge, on the south side of the lake.

Burton Road Boat Launch
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, this is a one-lane ramp with limited parking.

Davis Hollow Public Boat Ramp
Located at Davis Hollow Marina, on the north side of the lake, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and plenty of parking.

McDanels Boat Launch
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with docks and plenty of parking.

Old 422 Boat Ramp
Located in Regional Park, on the south side of the lake, this is a single-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and limited parking.

Pleasant Valley Boat Ramp
Located in Moraine State Park, on the south side of the lake, this is a multi-lane, concrete ramp with docks and plenty of parking.

Porters Cove Boat Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and limited parking.

Watts Bay Public Boat Ramp
Located at Watts Bay Marina, on the north side of the lake, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and limited parking.

Fishing Guides On Lake Arthur

Troll On Guide Service - hybrid striped bass

Fishing License

Click here for a Pennsylvania Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lake Arthur Family Campground - 724 368-8977

Cooper's Lake Campground - 724 368-8710

Rose Point Park Campground - 724 924-2415

Breakneck Campground - 724 368-3405

Bear Run Campground - 724 368-3564

Lake Arthur PA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Arthur
Davis Hollow Marina
N Shore Drive
Portersville, PA 16051
724 368-9346


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Catfish, walleye, bass and striper fishing in west-central PA

Fishing at Lake Arthur, in Pennsylvania.